The Warning Signs

You’re not stupid. Your heart and your body and your brain – they know what to do. And they know when you’ve gone wrong. When you are out of alignment [ read more brave ]

Self-coaching: Using Our Strengths

It’s easy to to think of our lives as a series of missed opportunities – one long list of things we could have done better. You can flip that script, [ read more brave ]

PCV shout-out

  To whoever came by my site over the weekend and read all the posts about Peace Corps. I offer pro bono coaching to all current and recently returned PCVs [ read more brave ]

Career Resources

Four of the best career articles I’ve seen lately: How To Prepare For Your Dream Career While You’re In The Job You Have Now, Fast Company How to Recognize a [ read more brave ]

Your coach is not your friend

People ask me, sometimes, what you get from coaching that you can’t get from a conversation with a friend. The short answer: your coach is not your friend. And that’s [ read more brave ]

Three Quick Ways to Fight Stress

Spend a moment to consciously relax our hands, feet, and face. Deliberately unclench your hands and let them lie loose in your lap. Let your feet sit flat and unflexed [ read more brave ]

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How to draft a networking email

Sometimes you have to email a stranger (or near-stranger) and ask a favor. No matter how far along in your career you may be, it feels awkward. I have a [ read more brave ]

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Three more reasons I won’t hire you

You show disrespect for host country staff. These people have been in country their whole lives, most of them have been doing this work longer than you, and their language [ read more brave ]

Resources for Change

How to Apologize. I particularly like how the narrator uses her own mistake as an example. Ten questions to get to know your new direct reports better. Asking direct questions in [ read more brave ]

Eid Mubarak

I’m in Turkey right now, as team lead for third party monitoring of some Syria work. I haven’t seen my kids in three weeks, and I miss them like burning. [ read more brave ]